Judge Sotomayor and Precedent

Here Hans von Spakovsky contrasts Judge Sotomayor’s statements in her introductory remarks with her actions on the Second Circuit in Landell v. Sorrell.

So there is no question that Sotomayor refused to follow Supreme Court precedent on campaign-finance law. This was no real surprise since she has an extreme view on this issue. She has compared contributions to bribes and seemingly sees no First Amendment problems in government regulation of protected political speech and political activity.

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